Jeff, his girlfriend Shannon, and friend Tommy drive from their hometown of Philadelphia, PA into the backwoods of New York to investigate paranormal reports at a historic mansion. Unlike his companions, Jeff is a resolute skeptic who thinks there’s no such thing as ghosts. Their destination is Burn Brae Manor, a stately house and wedding gift from the President of the Singer Sewing Machine Company to his daughter, Margaret Ellis. Unfortunately, her stay was short-lived. After losing her infant son, she hanged herself from a tree in the yard. To this day, her ghost is reported to haunt the halls, and the sounds of children are said to echo through the house. For five days, the group will investigate these reports by living alone inside the manor.
They arrive after dark and set up camp in Margaret’s former bedroom, where they try to make themselves at home. But things inside the house are anything but peaceful. In search of a hot water heater, the team explores the pitch-black basement, where relics from Burn Brae’s past set Shannon on edge. At dinner, a surveillance camera mysteriously malfunctions, and inexplicable noises nearly have Tommy fleeing the house altogether. The group is terrified to hear what sounds like a child crying, and they nervously head to the mansion’s creaky attic to pinpoint the source of the noise. Soon after, objects seem to take on a life of their own, and a fleeting glance at a ghostly hand causes Shannon to begin an emotional downward spiral.
The next day, Tommy believes a figure is watching them from the upstairs window, and that night, a trip through the forest to the family’s overgrown graveyard leads to terrifying realizations. As tensions rise in Shannon and Jeff’s relationship, events in the house continue to escalate. They detect unnerving EMF readings, lights flicker on and off, and on the last night, a phantom noise beckons the team back to the basement. Shannon has a complete meltdown and screams for Jeff to return. After a shocking final investigation, Jeff, Shannon and Tommy leave the mansion the next morning, all thoroughly convinced that they have just survived a week in a legitimately haunted house.
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